Ashwater,, Beaworthy, Devon, EX21


Guide price

  • Bedrooms: 4
HouseSimple is pleased to present this stunning 4 double bedroomed detached character home ideally suited for a family and those who may want an additional income from a holiday let or accomodate a dependant realtive with the added addition of a lovely self contained 1 bedroomed attached annexe/house, all located in the beautiful Devon countryside.

Located in a tucked away position in the heart of the west Devon countryside. 

Perfect for multi-generational living with an attached two storey annexe. 

Featuring a wealth of character with many modern comforts. 

Planning permission to extend further. 

Large level gardens and three outbuildings. 

Great opportunities for those with hobbies or who work from home.

Langaford Lane House we understand originally dates back about 200 years and we believe it was formerly two cottages with the original part being of stone and cob construction. Over the years it has undergone extensive improvements by both the former owners and our clients who have enjoyed their short time in residence. Today this fine residence which has expansive and flexible accommodation would suit a wide range of purchasers with a desire for space, character and modern comforts. The home incorporates a two storey, one bedroom annexe which can either be integrated into the main residence or self-contained if so required. Langaford Lane House also has planning permission to extend further.

Externally, there are large gardens and fine views with a small stone barn offering a wealth of potential. The larger of the outbuildings is well divided into a workshop and large office/store/games/gym area which would be perfect for those with many hobbies or applicants who need an office at home, the main area of the large outbuilding is insulated with multiple electric points as well as water connected in the storage area.

Beyond the stone and rendered exterior of the house lies the highly flexible accommodation where the warm and homely feel greets you the moment you enter via the porch in to the large lounge/dining room. This huge room is over 30 foot (9.14m) in length, is well balanced and dual aspect with double doors leading out to the rear. The sitting area is dominated by the stone open fireplace which has a dome oven recess, wood lintel and multi fuel burner inset on a slate hearth. Other features within the room include a pine floor, beamed ceilings and recessed down lighters. In the dining area there is plenty of room to site a very large dining table. The sociable feel and ambience of this room really comes into its own at special times such as Christmas and other occasions when hosting a dinner party. The snug is also a lovely dual aspect room with doors to the side garden, some exposed stonework and the continuation of the pine floor. A staircase from the snug rises up to the master bedroom suite. The kitchen is superbly appointed with wood wall and base units, glass display cabinets, solid work surfaces and a Belfast style sink unit. The room has an integrated refrigerator, dishwasher, slate flooring and modern downlighting. A modern range style electric oven is included in the sale. Moving through the utility room also has slate flooring and again has a wide range of further units which are cream and a Belfast sink unit, as well as space/plumbing for a washing machine, tumble drier and fridge/freezer. Like many of the rooms there are chrome light switches and power sockets. There is a downstairs WC within the utility room and access out to the rear garden. 

Two staircases access the first floor of the main house. One in the lounge/dining room and the other in the snug. There are three main double bedrooms on the first floor. The light and airy dual aspect master bedroom suite was added, we understand, in the 1970s. It has its own private staircase from the snug. The room has a range of fitted wardrobes with a built in dressing table between. Access can then be gained to the en-suite room containing a large shower, vanity unit sink and WC. This room is a wet room with a drain in the floor and independant underfloor heating. The luxuriously tiled room has retractable glass screen on a hinge which can open or enclose the shower area when needed. A door then links the main bathroom and the rest of the first floor. This door can be locked and isolates the master bedroom when guests are using it. The further two bedrooms on the first floor share use of the main family bathroom/WC which has a three piece suite including a large spa bath with powerful electric shower over. Many of the rooms on the first floor also have wall lights, wooden latched doors and exposed 'A' frames as part of the attractive and high vaulted ceiling, a real feature of the rooms. 

One of the keys features of the property is the attached one bedroom two storey annexe. We understand from the vendor that the annexe dates back some 100 years or so. It has been significantly improved in recent years. It is perfectly arranged so that it has two external access points from both the lounge and the kitchen as well as an inter-connecting door from the dining area of the main house. The annexe is rated separately for council tax (Band A) and has well-appointed and comfortable accommodation. The kitchen area has seldom been used and there are a number of free standing appliances (cooker, fridge and dishwasher) which could be made available to a purchaser via separate negotiation. Naturally presenting many uses the annexe has a large first floor bedroom with en-suite shower room with walk in shower area. Due to the fact that it does not interfere with the main residence the annexe could be used to accomodate a dependant realtive, derive a second income by letting as a long term residential or a short term holiday let.

It is worth noting that in March of 2014 Torridge District Council approved plans under decision notice 1/1044/2013/FUL for the extension of Langaford Lane House at the rear elevation. The plans incorporate creating a further large double bedroom with en-suite over the existing kitchen and utility room. There are also plans in the application to add a conservatory off the main sitting room which would enjoy a lovely southerly aspect over the front garden. This adds to the versatility of the home which has many modern comforts such as UPVC double glazing and warmth is provided by LPG fired central heating as well as the large multi fuel burner in the lounge/diner.

Externally, the property can be approached at either the front or back via five bar gates. The owners currently park at the rear of the building where there is a concrete hard standing. They also enjoy ownership of the pull in off the single lane council road (which is a no through lane). This allows plenty of parking for approximately 4 cars on the pull in as well as the hard standing. There are delightful and level gardens which surround the home. At the rear there is a garden which is mainly lawned with a small gravelled area. There is outside lighting, taps with hot and cold water and outside power points. A small stone barn which is UPVC double glazed could create (subject to obtaining all necessary consents) a small office or store room. At the side there are expansive views on offer over the surrounding countryside. 


The main area of garden at the front has been landscaped with steps and raised beds well stocked with a range of shrubs bushes and perennials. It consists of an initial gravelled area which has a favourable south westerly aspect perfect for enjoying the afternoon and evening sunshine. This area is also ideal for eating out in the warmer months. A large wooden barn which has power, water and light has been added a number of years ago and is a real asset to the property. It has been used by our clients for storage, games room and as an office. The building has a wealth of potential to be used for a wide range of purposes (subject to obtaining consents) such as leisure, running a small business, hobbies, further residential or holiday let accommodation. To the side area of the garden is a professionally installed insulated wooden dog kennel. The gardens are well enclosed by hedging and panelled fencing and at the side back onto open farmland. 

The property is within a few miles of the villages of Ashwater and Halwill Junction. Ashwater is an attractive village and set in miles of rolling Devon countryside and retains many useful village amenities including a Post Office/General Store, Pub/Restaurant, Parish Church, recently built village hall and nearby Primary School. Approximately four miles away from the village is Roadford Lake with excellent walking and water sports facilities. The small town of Holsworthy is located approximately 7 miles away and has schooling, post office, numerous small independant shops, banking facilities and Waitrose/Co-Op grocery shops. The coastal town of Bude is also located approximately 15 miles away. The towns of Launceston and Okehampton are situated approximately thirteen miles distant and boasts a range of shopping, commercial, educational and recreational facilities. The larger City of Exeter is around 39 miles distant and offers a wider range of educational, cultural and leisure facilities. The A30 dual carriageway provides access to the M5 at Exeter and West to the rest of Cornwall.


Since the attached EPC was obtained, the house has had the addition of a new Gas Boiler and Multi Fuel Stovax Burner installed.

Sitting Room 37'2" (11.33m) max x 13'3" (4.04m) max.

Snug 11'7" x 13'10" (3.53m x 4.22m).

Annexe Lounge/Diner 13'8" x 14'1" (4.17m x 4.3m).

Annexe Kitchen 9'1" x 7'6" (2.77m x 2.29m).

Utility Room 9'6" x 9'6" (2.9m x 2.9m).

Kitchen 13'4" x 9'4" (4.06m x 2.84m).

Bedroom 1 12'1" x 14'9" (3.68m x 4.5m).

Bedroom 2 12'7" max x 9'10" max (3.84m max x 3m max).

En-Suite 12'4" x 4'10" (3.76m x 1.47m).

Bedroom 3 13'11" (4.24m) max x 10'1" (3.07m) max.

Bedroom 4 10'6" x 14'3" max (3.2m x 4.34m max).

Barn 28'1" x 23'2" (8.56m x 7.06m).

Workshop 16'9" x 24' (5.1m x 7.32m).

Stone Outbuilding 17'1" x 7'7" (5.2m x 2.31m).

Outside Wooden Insulated Dog Kennel 14" x 6" (4.2m x 1.8m)

Services: Mains Electric and Water. Bulk Tank Gas Supply, Private Drainage, High Speed (Fibre) Broadband/Internet

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